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He’d like to tell pollsters a thing or two, except for . . .

RE “Battle for Ohio heats up” (Page A1, Oct. 13): Wouldn’t it be interesting if no one gave an answer to pollsters? What would happen?

I’m not suggesting we stop cheering for any candidate, or attending a rally, or donating to a candidate, or even putting a campaign sign outside one’s house.

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All I am wondering is: What would happen if we didn’t tell pollsters who we were going to vote for? Would every state become a swing state?

All I know is that we vote by way of a secret ballot, and then all the ballots are counted, and the totals announced. Pretty ingenious to develop such a system for determining who gets to run things until the next elections, eh?

Where does it state in the Constitution that we are obliged to tell people how we, as individuals, cast a vote, or plan to?

Burton Klein

Newton

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